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Chaucer: Brief Lives
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099287483.  Daedalus Item Code: 73157
 
Inspired by John Aubrey's Brief Lives of the 17th century, Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd inaugurated his own series of Brief Lives in 2004 with this portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer. As Booklist ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 73307
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography
Elaine Showalter.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451645903.  Daedalus Item Code: 70654
 
She wrote the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after meeting Abraham Lincoln, but for much of her life poet Julia Ward Howe fought her own civil war at home, struggling against her ... (Read More)
 
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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Arthur Rackham, illus. Margaret Taylor, trans.
Publisher: Wordsworth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853268984.  Daedalus Item Code: 73744
 
Jacob Grimm (1785–1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786–1859) were philologists and folklorists who collected hundreds of popular tales from those who told them, in the process creating an essential ... (Read More)
 
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: Unabridged
Thomas De Quincey. Gunnar Cauthery, reader.
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books.   Format: 3 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781843799177.  Daedalus Item Code: 73455
 
First published in 1821, Thomas De Quincey's memoir of laudanum addiction was among the first of its kind in English literature, and has served as a model for many later authors writing about ... (Read More)
 
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A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction
Suzette Field.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062271839.  Daedalus Item Code: 53520
 
Great literature is filled with feasts and parties—an endlessly useful device for the writer, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in or ... (Read More)
 
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Dante in Love
A.N. Wilson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848879508.  Daedalus Item Code: 71239
 
British biographer, historian, novelist, and newspaper columnist A.N. Wilson here offers a glittering study of an artist and his world, with an eye toward readers who take it on faith that Dante's ... (Read More)
 
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Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939–1952
Diana Cooper. John Julius Norwich, ed.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468310184.  Daedalus Item Code: 72815
 
Aristocrat, socialite, and actress—also one of the most beautiful women of her era—Lady Diana Cooper was a towering figure in British life during the first half of the 20th century, one half of a ... (Read More)
 
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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Simon Armitage, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393073973.  Daedalus Item Code: 41469
 
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most spectacular poems ever written in Middle English. Only one copy of the ... (Read More)
 
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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399563249.  Daedalus Item Code: 79527
 
Looking back over a career of more than five decades, in which her poetry has earned a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Prize, Mary Oliver has selected and arranged some ... (Read More)
 
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Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
Jean-Pascal Hesse.
Publisher: Assouline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781614282020.  Daedalus Item Code: 71921
 
Derided in his own day as a criminal, a lunatic, and a revolutionary, the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) has for nearly a century been considered a classic author, championed by such figures as Simone ... (Read More)
 
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Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt's Religious Paintings
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802812827.  Daedalus Item Code: 63537
 
Pairing reproductions of 18 masterworks by Rembrandt van Rijn with original poems reflecting on them, this lovely book encourages readers to ponder the artistic and spiritual themes behind some of ... (Read More)
 
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